October Colorado Snowstorm Hits the High Country Just in Time for Ski Resort Openings

26 October 2011
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October Colorado Snowstorm Hits the High Country Just in Time for Ski Resort Openings
  • Keystone Resort opens Friday, Nov. 4
  • Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek also look ahead to November openings
Keystone, Colo. — Oct. 26, 2011 — A late-October snowstorm in Colorado is making headlines across the country as snowfall amounts have reached more than seven inches at Keystone Resort over the last eight hours, with heavy snow still falling. The ski resort opens to the public for the 2011-2012 season in just 10 days on Friday, Nov. 4. Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek are also seeing snow, over foot in some areas as they also look ahead to their openings throughout November.
This snowstorm ensures skiers and riders can look forward to top to bottom skiing and riding for opening day at Keystone, as well as 25 new features for all abilities in the early season terrain park. Nov. 4 is also being named “Dercum Day” at Keystone, in honor of co-founder Max Dercum, who passed away this fall.
Enjoy opening weekend skiing and riding and save up to 40% on lodging at Keystone Resort, visit www.keystoneresort.com or call 970-453-4FUN for additional information.
Breckenridge Ski Resort kicks off its 50th Anniversary season on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 (11/11/11)! Get the latest on season-long events, the Breck “50 Wishes” campaign and get 50% off two or more room nights at The Village at Breckenridge through Dec. 15 at www.Breckenridge.com. Follow the resort at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
Catch “First Tracks,” the announcement of the 2012 U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety live in Vail on Saturday, Nov. 5! Vail Mountain opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 and the renaissance continues with the addition of a highly-anticipated new 13,000-square-foot table-service restaurant, The 10th, opening Thursday, Dec. 1.
Beaver Creek opens on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Celebrate opening day on the slopes and then be ready to gobble up 5,000 warm chocolate chip cookies at the eighth annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition at 2 p.m. Nearly 400,000 Cookie Time cookies are served annually. Also don’t miss the debut of the new high speed Rose Bowl quad this season. Get your winter vacation at Beaver Creek booked early with the best lodging and lift ticket deal of the year, Ski Free & Stay Free. Purchase a minimum of two nights lodging and two days of lift tickets and receive one free night of lodging and one free day of skiing! Visit www.beavercreek.com or call (877) 204-7883.  
Make Your Winter Epic at Vail Resorts
Enjoy the best mountains in Colorado and California this season with one Epic Season Pass. The Epic Pass, available now for $669 for adults, is the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin. This season guests can also choose the new Epic Local Pass, available now at $519 for adults, the perfect option for locals offering unlimited and unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and ten restricted days at Vail or Beaver Creek.
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.


Justine Spence

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Email: JCSpence@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065
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